Blue: It’s a color so cruel

I borrowed the title to this post from a song on the Fine Young Cannibals’ debut album from 1985. How I wish they had recorded more than just the two albums they did. And if you haven’t ever heard anything they did besides “She Drives me Crazy” and “Good Thing,” do yourself a favor andContinue reading “Blue: It’s a color so cruel”

Some of the concerts I’ve seen

  Photo ©1995 robbi cohn/dead images I wrote this for my sister a few years back, as we were getting ourselves psyched up for our first Springsteen concert. With the new Springsteen tour going on, and a concert at Wrigley Field in the near future, I wanted to dust this off. A few edits haveContinue reading “Some of the concerts I’ve seen”

An R.E.M. Remembrance

The news that R.E.M. broke up today really saddened me. They helped to mark my progression through adolescence and early adulthood, from trying to make sense of the Can’t Get there from Here video to reading about them in Rolling Stone to fumbling over the lyrics to It’s the End of the World as WeContinue reading “An R.E.M. Remembrance”